Signs are pointing at some type of new Rolling Stones activity, with a shot of the band walking alongside a film crew in Manhattan hitting the web. Fan speculation goes from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood merely partaking in a photo shoot, to producing a filmed tour announcement, to being part of a new video for their long-in-the works new album. There's been no word from the Stones' camp as to what the activity is all about.
When we last caught up with Ron Wood after the band's last sessions in New York City, he told us that the eight or so Mick Jagger – Keith Richards originals already in the can from their then-recent sessions might end up being there for a while: ["Well, those things have to cook awhile, y'know, the new songs. No, I thought I'd leave this up to Mick this time and, y'know, Keith was saying, 'Well, let's see where it's gonna take shape.' 'Cause, I always come in with songs if they haven't got any (laughs). I like to see what they come up with first. But those songs are gonna sit a while and maybe be re-done, whereas the blues songs, we just hit it once (claps) — bang! Y'know, next song! We had the album in two, three days."] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . two three days)